Preview – It’s A Long Distance From Here To Eternity
Taking off the Mask…
Thinking of the way to best present our final release of 2014 has been on my mind for quite a while now. Normally it’s a piece with fancy verbiage, imagery, ambiguous terms, and a little bit of hype. For our eleventh offering in the AEP catalog I’ve decided to go another way…
I formally met Mimetik in June of 2012 just prior to his debut release on the IDMf Netalbel – IDMf037: Paths. Truth be told I knew him before that formal meeting but I knew him not as Mimitek but as one who called himself unknown__artist. What I quickly picked up in the conversation he and I had was here is a man who is truly passionate, not only about making music, but a man who is equally passionate about experimentation within the realm.
Shortly thereafter Paths was released and my perspective on what music should be totally changed…
It’s not very often that something like that can change you in some way and ever since I’ve been chasing every bit of his music I can find, and fighting the urge of trying to recreate what he does in my work, and calling it my own.
Aaron and I began preparing for the launch of the Altered Echo Project just a little shy of two years ago to the day I sit here typing this. The first artist we contacted about doing a release through the project was Mimetik and nearly a year would pass until I received a reply. The reply revealed a man invested in his art to the extent of isolation and the reply also revealed a man committed to not just doing more of the same…
“I could easily make Paths II” is what he said, but that was something by which he was unwilling to abide. Paths II, oddly enough, was exactly what I was wanting. In stark contrast to the bright glitchy rhythms found in the record I have listened to more than any other since it’s release, his answer came in the form of I Am a Dead Man which was released on Xylem Records 15 July, 2013.
Once again the Altered Echo Project would remain to wait…
Roughly two years after Paths release, two years after the beginnings of AEP, and a little over a year off Dead Man’s heels, the wait is finally over. Coming to you October 28th, 2014 is the release we’ve been waiting on since the projects inception. It’s music that represents yet another evolution in the life of an artist, aptly titled…
Handmade Songs for Handmade People
Out October 28th, 2014
Hinting at past offerings, Handmade Songs is a nine track a collection of works that totally stand on their own yet somehow remains very true to the artists form. Don’t expect Paths, don’t expect Dead Man, but expect something honest that will reach you in whatever place in life that you find yourself sitting now.
1. Replacing Words With Empty Dreams
3. A Bird From Tristinika
4. What I Feel Is What You Get
5. It Is A Long Distance From Here To Eternity
6. Fragment 03
7. Leave Me Here
8. We Will Meet Yesterday Despite The Time Difficulties
9. Laplace’s Dream (A Counter-Revolution Is A Contrary Revolution)
All tracks mixed & composed by Mimetik
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License
Cover Photo by Filippo Brandini
Layout by Mimetik
Stems & Samples Done Differently…
As with all our previous releases samples intended for manipulation in original works based upon this material will be provided. However this time it’s a bit different. Mimetik has agreed to provide you, our listener turned artist, with output data from Reaktor and PD patches that were used in the creation of this release. The use of the audio in this way brings new opportunities for original works to be born from the old and submitted back to us for possible republication via this project.
The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Mimetik for providing us with this fabulous material, and Mike Watts for the AMAZING masters. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating in what we have created.
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